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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 15, 2011 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

This Could Become Chernobyl on Steroids

The first reactor exploded over the weekend.The second reactor, which is Unit Three, exploded the next day. Yesterday, the third reactor which is Unit Two exploded —so, One, Two and Three now have all had hydrogen explosions.

These are not nuclear explosions. They are hydrogen chemical explosions. Hydrogen is created because the fuel is very hot. At these extreme temperatures the fuel rods become very corrosive. Enormous amounts of hydrogen are created.

The biggest problem seems to be in the second reactor, where the containment appears to be ruptured, and the reactor, as well, may be damaged from this explosion. So the explosion yesterday was the most severe.

The most telling issue is that the site has been evacuated. There was 800 people on the site, and then they evacuated all but 60 people. That’s basically telling the crew to "man the lifeboats".

In the fourth unit, there was a fire in the fuel pool. There are unconfirmed reports that it has started back up again. In the fifth and six units, the fuel pools are getting warmer.

So, basically, three units are in meltdown condition. One is definitely worse than the other two. But, you know, "meltdown" and "worse" are relative terms. It’s very bad in three units. The fire in the fourth unit is also a serious concern.

Small amounts of radiation have been detected in Tokyo, which is not a problem, yet. Thank goodness. If there is any goodness coming out of this, it’s that the wind is blowing out to sea right now. If the wind were to shift inland, I think we’d have a different situation.

And the last thing is that the emergency zone, out to 20 kilometers, people have been told to leave. And out to 30 kilometers, people have been told to stay indoors, wash your clothes when you come in, wash your body if you go outside and come back in. I think that’s not enough. I really think that emergency planning needs to be upgraded. At the least, children in that zone should be sent elsewhere.

-- Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer

Tokyo's weather forecast is showing westerly winds through from today through Thurs night (winds are out of the NNW, SW, and due West). Friday's forecast is "Partly Cloudy. High: 52 °F. Wind SSE 10 mph. Windchill: 35 °F."

Get the HELL outta there by Thursday night -- especially children and pregnant women. SSE winds forecast on Friday will be blowing the Nuclear Radiation fallout inland.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Mar 15, 2011 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

Well folks, I hate to be the guy that sounds like the know-it-all dickhead, but after reading this "article" and reading up on Arnie Gunderson - Nuclear Engineer, there is no doubt in my mind that there were other reasons why Arnie G was fired.

Edited because I was wrong and overly harsh.

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2011-03-16 00:05:47

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 15, 2011 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

It's always good to have guys like you around as a counterbalance to the knee jerk cut-and-pasters, the misinformed, and those (like me) who are too bone idle or otherwise engaged to do their own research. Thank you, Namor.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 15, 2011 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

So does this end or are we going to bring more disharmony to the forum?
Man up and leave it alone.
If for nothing else, then the comity of the forum.
Please.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 16, 2011 1:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

Who the fuck was talking to, or about, you? You obviously feel that the shoe fits you pretty well though. You need to step back and stop being so pompous and self obsessed.


Now fuck off.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 16, 2011 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

What a twisted world you must live in. You don't like being called on anything. I guess that's what you meant be those that give crap are the first one's who can't take it.
They say the best writing does come from what you know.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 17, 2011 5:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

Holy crap what a thread! The usual suspects were pretty damn funny too.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 16, 2011 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for micah

I'll take whatever you can dish up, sunbeam. I say again, my remarks above in this thread had fuck all to do with you and it's only your egotism, paranoia and self importance that makes you think that they did.

Call me on whatever you want to. I'll call back if I'm interested enough.


Otherwise, seriously, fuck off.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 16, 2011 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for micah

Looks like I'll have to withdraw your name from the Mr. Sunshine & Puppies Pageant. Shame. I thought you'd be a shoe-in.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 16, 2011 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for micah

i have toned down over the past couple of years. will you nominate me?? i need an award to appease my ever-so-fragile ego

:)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 16, 2011 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

The Asshole Lifetime Achievement award.

Asshole!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 16, 2011 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

But I'm coming up behind...


:-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 16, 2011 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

I was wondering when this thread would be back-door'ed. Always seems to get torpedoed in the end.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 16, 2011 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

this back door thread should be sewn up tight before all hell breaks loose.

then again, it becomes sewn up tight, it may be tough for anything to break through save for any inevitable resultant excesses from a late night taco party.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 16, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

Or, as Johnny Cash so aptly put it, the ring of fire.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 16, 2011 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

nothing compares to the ol' double-burner!! (and the first burn is so worth it even when followed by the occasionally harrowing second)

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 15, 2011 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

Hey, shoot me an email please. Somehow I lost your address. bwineland@gmail.com

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Poster: rastamon Date: Sep 15, 2011 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

oh man! what a thread!!!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Sep 15, 2011 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

I'm cosmicharlie how do you do? yeah, Europe 72 is there..

This post was modified by rastamon on 2011-09-15 23:46:37

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 16, 2011 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

will do brother :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 16, 2011 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dire wins!

Thank you Sir!! Thank you so very kindly!!

My precious ego has been restored in all its glory :)

Now, to work on my acceptance speech...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 16, 2011 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for micah

Well I won the last three years. Time someone else had a chance.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 16, 2011 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for micah

I think the judges may have taken issue with your acceptance speech last year:

"Don't give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings! Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!"

Perhaps next year you might consider toning it down a notch.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 15, 2011 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

It's not looking good.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/15/japan-nuclear-plant-third-explosion

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

where have aaallllll the people gone, my honey
where have aaallllll the people gone today

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 15, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

The morning dew has been determined to be carrying potentially harmful levels of radiation and should not be walked out in until further notice.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2011 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

i'm still headin out 'cause...

"I guess it doesnt matter, anywayyyyyyyyyyy!!"


(gotta throw on my favorite version 9-18-87 in a few)

:)

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 15, 2011 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

Today: nuclear fallout in Japan, tomorrow: Godzilla.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 15, 2011 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

Before eveyone jumps on him, you all know you were thinking it.

Tasteless? Perhaps.
Heartless? Sure.
Honest? Yep.

But you've got to be careful, Gilbert Gottfried is looking for work today thanks to some ill advised comments.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2011 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

never mind the fact that placing a nuclear reactor right on top of a subduction zone is, imho, not the most brilliant plan ever devised by man

just like the old TV show "You Asked For It" (my grandad used to like that show)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Mar 15, 2011 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan



http://www.archive.org/details/you_asked_for_it

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2011 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

Nice!!!!

had no idea that was on the Archive

thanks :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 15, 2011 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

There'll be no fallout (ahem) from me over this. I've said before hereabouts that joking is one of the best strategies we bald monkeys have for dealing with scary situations. It's one of our definite plus points.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 15, 2011 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

You are indeed like a stream of bat's piss

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 15, 2011 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGpQej3o9eo

OK Pookie, do the honors.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 15, 2011 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: nuclear fallout info for Japan

lmao!!!!

thanks for that :)